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08-10-2011, 12:50 AM
I hope I do this right just tell me and point me in the right direction if its not right please. Well here goes you can tell spring is just around the corner with these fellows starting to come back to my yard again just the past couple of days
08-10-2011, 02:27 AM
There is nothing wrong with that. I cannot critique this as I find bird photography very difficult to achieve good results. Also, there are a lot of people on this forum who's bird photography is superb. I am sure they will give you some pointers. However can I suggest that you don't crop so close so the bird is looking into the photo I also feel your photo could be slightly off focus. Use an aperture that will bring out the detail of the bird and blurring the background. you will possibly have to experiment with the DOF for your camera. If you not aware of it, can I suggest that you visit the following, www.dofmaster.com they have a free download of a DOF calculator that gives you a DOF at certain distances at certain apertures. Lastly I try and focus on the birds eyes.
I hope this is some help
08-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Hello Delboy thanks for your kind information and thanks for the link as well I have booked marked it so I can go back to it later on thanks again
08-15-2011, 06:45 AM
I really liked the rich vibrant colours.
08-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Beautiful colors, but maybe cropped a bit much. You have an eye for the birds!!
08-15-2011, 11:19 PM
Hi Nikkie, what a gorgeous little guy, can you please send a few my way? I have a yard full of cockatoos and pigeons - I like yours much better.
When I opened this full size it looks like your focus fell just in front of the bird. I note that you were shooting at 300mm so your DOF will be pretty narrow which increases the chance of not quite hitting the mark. I always use a tripod when shooting at these lengths (I would make a lousy surgeon) and get my aperture as small as possible (biggest number) to increase the depth of field to help me out - just be careful though cause you don't always want a clear background. Slow shutter speeds are sometimes not your friend either when shooting wildlife (if anyone can give me suggestions on how to hypnotise a bird to stay still I'm all ears) so bumping up the ISO to keep your shutter speed fast helps. One last thing, is the image cropped? If so try giving him a little more room to move, he looks a bit caged in. Anyway these are only minor issues and I think you did a good job. Hopefully he will hang around your yard so you can capture some more lovely images of him.
08-20-2011, 10:25 AM
hello Lisa thank you for your good advice ok Ill do you a swap some of my birds for some of your cockatoos we have them here cockatoos galahs kookaburras but they don't like my yard for some reason. your information is a big help to me I did not see it until now but I have more to post some from yesterday and today they are coming back now I shot shot shot like its going out of fashion but its all good for the practice but not good for me having 1 billion photos of the same birds I can hardly wait for this rain to clear I have not been on a landscape shoot for a long time as I had just recovered from operation on my arm and now the rain for the past 2 weeks on and off but mostly on and the clouds as well makes you fight harder for a nice shot I guess but I just keep shooting away. Thank you all so much for taking the time to look and for your very kind help as well.
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